Metropolitan Catholic College Librarians Chapter at c/o Lois Cherepon, Staten Island, NY 10301 US - Newsletter - Summer 2004
|Newsletter - Summer 2004|
MCCLC - Metropolitan Catholic College Librarians'Chapter
Spring/Summer 2004 Newsletter
Greetings from the MCCLC President:
Hi! Our chapter had a wonderful Spring meeting thanks to the hard work of Betty Garity and the hospitality of Fordham University’s Walsh Library on their beautiful Rose Hill Campus. The meeting details are provided by Betty in the segment below. Many thanks to Betty and our friends at Fordham for hosting this event.
The Catholic Library Association held their annual conference in Boston April 13-16. Our chapter officers were unable to attend due to other commitments. However, I will send an annual report to the National headquarters this summer, providing a review of MCCLC activities this past year, including our Fall Meeting/Tour at the Cloisters Museum on October 3 and our wonderful guest speaker, Chris Lowney, at our Spring Meeting held on April 2 at Fordham University
We’re looking forward to our Fall 2004 Meeting/Tour at the American Museum of Natural History - Library and Research Center in New York City. Tom Baione will present a guided tour of the library and it’s wonderful collection. Date and time to be announced. Visit the MCCLC website later this summer for details.
Finally, we’re hoping to hold an election in Spring 2005 for new MCCLC officers. If you are interested in running for the position of President, Vice-President, or Member-at-Large, please contact me. It’s a great opportunity to work closely and network with other professionals in our field.
Have a wonderful summer and please contact me if you would like to become an active participant in planning future events or would like to run for office.
Lois Cherepon, President MCCLC
Wrap-up of our Spring meeting:
On April 2nd, the MCCLC met in the Walsh Library of Fordham University's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. After the business meeting, our featured speaker was Chris Lowney, author of "Heroic Leadership: best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world." (Loyola Press, 2003) He talked about his seven years as a Jesuit and the life that followed in the corporate world. After leaving the Society of Jesus, Chris worked for J.P. Morgan & Co. for seventeen years. He discussed basic tenets of Ignatian belief and the role they can play in our everyday lives. He stressed the idea of love, its various incarnations, and its place in the business world. While working on "teams" in the business world, he realized the value of encouragement and positive attitudes in a successful business environment.
While his talk covered such abstract concepts as self-awareness and ingenuity, he also discussed his reaction to the television program "The Apprentice" in the Q&A that followed. When not writing, Chris volunteers his time as a special assistant to the president of the Catholic Medical Mission Board. According to his website, http://www.chrislowney.com, part of the book's royalties "will be donated to charities providing health care and education to impoverished children in the developing world."
After the meeting several members went over to Arthur Avenue for lunch in Emilia's, a favorite local restaurant.
Betty Garity, Head of Acquisitions Walsh Library - Fordham University